The formula for calculating board feet is first **to multiply thickness by width by length — in inches**. Then divide the total by 144 for the total board footage of a given board.

Contents

- 1 What is the formula for solving for board feet?
- 2 How do you calculate MBF?
- 3 How do you calculate board feet from lumber and log?
- 4 What is the first step in solving board foot?
- 5 How does board foot pricing work?
- 6 How do I figure out how many boards I need?
- 7 How many MBF is an acre?
- 8 How many board feet are in a 1×8?
- 9 How many board feet are in a 4×8 sheet of plywood?
- 10 What are some inexpensive ways to acquire wood?
- 11 What is the importance of learning a board foot of a lumber?
- 12 How many thousands is a board foot in a house?

## What is the formula for solving for board feet?

Board footage is calculated by multiplying the nominal thickness in inches (T) by the nominal width in inches (W) by the actual length in feet (L) and dividing by 12. The formula is: T x W x L = Board ft.

## How do you calculate MBF?

The board-foot content of any board may be determined by multiplying the length by the width by the thickness, all expressed in inches, and dividing by 144 cubic inches. The board foot is also the most common volume measure for trees and logs to be used for lumber and veneer.

## How do you calculate board feet from lumber and log?

To estimate the board feet from a log, measure the average diameter of the smaller part of the log in inches. Then, measure the length of the log in feet. Move the scale’s marker over to where these two measurements meet. Where the two measurements intersect is the approximate board foot output.

## What is the first step in solving board foot?

Calculate Board Feet with Board Feet Formula

- First, measure the length of the board in feet.
- Next, measure the width of the board in inches.
- Then, measure the count (board thickness) in quarters of an inch.
- Next, multiply width (inches) x length (feet) x count.
- Finally, divide the result by 12.

## How does board foot pricing work?

The most common method of pricing random-width lumber is by the “board foot.” Board feet are calculated by multiplying the surface area of the lumber (measured in square feet) by the thickness of the lumber (measured in inches).

## How do I figure out how many boards I need?

To find the number of boards you need, divide the total deck square footage by the board square footage.

## How many MBF is an acre?

The current volume is 6 MBF/acre.

## How many board feet are in a 1×8?

1” x 8” x 1′ = 0.67 bd. ft. 1” x 10” x 1′ = 0.83 bd. ft.

## How many board feet are in a 4×8 sheet of plywood?

Divide by the total square footage by the square footage of a sheet of plywood to find the number of sheets required to cover the space. A 4×8 sheet of plywood is 32 ft^{2}. For example, if the area to be covered in plywood is 800 ft^{2} then 25 sheets of plywood will be needed to cover it.

## What are some inexpensive ways to acquire wood?

How to get cheap lumber

- Neighborhood groups. My go-to source for cheap things like lumber will always be my neighborhood facebook group.
- Break down secondhand furniture.
- Cabinet maker or local wood shop.
- Lumberyard bundles.
- Volunteer for a breakdown.
- Dumpster diving.
- Find fallen trees.

## What is the importance of learning a board foot of a lumber?

The board foot is used to measure rough lumber (before drying and planing with no adjustments) or planed/surfaced lumber.

## How many thousands is a board foot in a house?

To keep it simple and stick to a good average, say that 6.3 board feet are required for every square foot of house. So, a 1,000 square foot home would need 6,300 board feet to complete, while 12,600 board feet would be necessary for a 2,000 square foot home.